Bangkok Airways picks up first A319

Bangkok Airways has taken delivery of a brand-new Airbus 319 the first to arrive before six other A319s are expected next year and in 2009.The aircraft landed at Suvarnabhumi straight from the Airbus factory in Hamburg, Germany.

With one-class seat configuration, the aircraft has 144-seat capacity and is able to reach a maximum range of seven hours. Initial route designations for this aircraft are Bangkok-Phuket and Bangkok- Siem Reap.

Bangkok Airways’ fleet currently consists of 16 aircraft: eight ATR 72 (70 seats), four Boeing 717-200 (120 seats), three Airbus 320 (162 seats), and an Airbus 319 (144 seats).